Vertigo is the feeling of spinning or rotation of a person or things around him while he is not actually moving. A child spinning around until he gets dizzy is an example of self-imposed vertigo. This disorder can indicate an internal problem when there is no explainable cause like spinning.
Two Different Reasons for Vertigo
Vertigo is categorized as either peripheral or central. Central has to do with a malfunction in the brain or spinal column. Peripheral has to do with the nerves that connect to the inner ear. It would be hard for someone to know which one he or she is suffering with. Here is a list of questions that will help.
- Has the person ever had an injury to the neck or head?
- Is he a smoker?
- Does he drink alcohol?
- Has he ever had a tumor?
- Does he take blood pressure or anti-seizure medication?
- Does he ever have basilar artery migraines?
- Has he ever had a stroke?
- Does he have multiple sclerosis?
- Does he take medicine for depression or aspirin?
- Does he have diabetes? Heart disease? High blood pressure?
If a person can answer yes to the above questions and has had episodes of vertigo, it may indicate that he has peripheral vertigo due to inner ear problems. This may not be true in every situation and should be confirmed in person by a health care professional.
How Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care Helps
By seeking the care of an upper cervical chiropractor, a determination can be made as to where a person’s vertigo is coming from. Misalignments in the upper neck can hinder communication to and from the brain and the body. We will use a special 3-dimensional x-ray to find this misalignment and develop a treatment plan individualized to each patient. We then will correct this problem allowing healing to take place in the body. Many vertigo patients have reported a decrease in or elimination of symptoms after receiving such an adjustment.
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